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1 the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible [syn: random-access memory, random access memory, random memory, read/write memory]
2 (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries [syn: Aries]
3 the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19 [syn: Aries, Aries the Ram]
4 a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
5 uncastrated adult male sheep; "a British term is `tup'" [syn: tup]


1 strike or drive against with a heavy impact; "ram the gate with a sledgehammer"; "pound on the door" [syn: ram down, pound]
2 force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad" [syn: force, drive]
3 undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post" [syn: crash]
4 crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn: jam, jampack, chock up, cram, wad]

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  • , /ræm/, /r

Extensive Definition

Ram, ram, or RAM as a non-acronymic word

As a non-acronymic word Ram, ram, or RAM may refer to:


  • Sheep, an uncastrated male of which is called a ram
  • Ram cichlid, a species of freshwater fish endemic to Colombia and Venezuela

Military uses

  • Battering ram, a long siege weapon designed to break down fortifications by the application of force
  • Ramming, a military tactic in which one vehicle runs into another
  • Naval ram, a weapon affixed to the bow of ironclad battleships in the late 1800s
  • Ram tank, a Canadian tank of the Second World War

In music

  • RAM (band), a mizik rasin band based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • rAm (band), a short-lived rock and roll band from Oregon, USA, active in 2002
  • Ram (band), a short-lived progressive rock band based in New York City, United States, active in 1972
  • Ram (album), a 1971 UK #1 album by Paul & Linda McCartney

Sports teams


  • Ram is a very common Hindu name for males, as it was the name of the king of Ayodhya in ancient India, Shri Rama
  • Ramnaresh Sarwan, a West Indian cricket player
  • Andy Ram, an Israeli tennis player
  • Ram, a fictional character from the science fiction television program The Tribe
  • Rama (disambiguation) for other people named Ram (spelled also as Rama)

In computing

In hydraulics

  • Hydraulic ram, a type of water-powered cyclic pump
    • Rams, used as tools to extract victims of a car collision from the vehicle


RAM as an abbreviation

The abbreviation RAM may refer to:
ram in Welsh: Ram
ram in German: RAM
ram in Modern Greek (1453-): Κριός
ram in Spanish: RAM
ram in Esperanto: RAM
ram in French: RAM
ram in Galician: RAM (homónimos)
ram in Italian: RAM (disambigua)
ram in Dutch: Ram
ram in Japanese: RAM
ram in Norwegian: Ram
ram in Portuguese: RAM
ram in Simple English: Ram
ram in Slovak: RAM
ram in Slovenian: RAM (razločitev)
ram in Finnish: RAM
ram in Swedish: Ram
ram in Chinese: RAM

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

assault, bear, bear upon, bellwether, billy, billy goat, boar, boost, bubbly-jock, buck, bull, bulldoze, bullock, bump, bump against, bunt, butt, butt against, chanticleer, cock, cockerel, collide, cram, crowd, dig, dog, drake, drive, elbow, entire, entire horse, ewe, ewe lamb, fall aboard, force, gander, goad, gobbler, hart, he-goat, head into, hurtle, hustle, jab, jam, jam-pack, jog, joggle, jolt, jostle, jumbuck, lamb, lambkin, mutton, nudge, pang, peacock, pile drive, plunge, poke, press, prod, punch, push, ram down, rattle, rooster, run, run against, run broadside on, run down, run in, run into, sail into, shake, sheep, shoulder, shove, sink, stab, stag, stallion, steer, stick, stot, stress, stud, studhorse, stuff, tamp, teg, thrust, tom, tom turkey, tomcat, top cow, top horse, tup, turkey gobbler, turkey-cock, wether, yeanling
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